Variety reports that Tales from Earthsea (Gedo Senki), the Studio Ghibli film directed by Goro Miyazaki, was the No. 1 box office hit in Japan for 2006, earning $63.2 million. Fifth was Death Note: The Last Name, a live action film based on the manga by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, with $43 million. Notably, […]
Tales from Earthsea, the latest feature film from Studio Ghibli, directed by Goro Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki’s son, took home the dubious Worst Director and Worst Film honors at the Japanese Bunshun Raspberry Awards. The “awards” are voted on by 32 Japanese movie critics, a group that had no particular affection for the younger Miyazaki’s work […]
According to Nausicaa.net, Studio Ghibli and animator Alexandr Petrov have announced an exhibition of Petrov’s work at the Ghibli Museum. The same news posting details Ghibli’s efforts to release more foreign animated movies to DVD in Japan, with Paul Grimault’s Le Roi et l’Oiseau to be released on April 4.
Nausicaa.net is reporting that Studio Ghibli is branching out further into film distribution in Japan, focusing on bringing foreign animated films to Japanese movie theaters after a successful run of the French Le Roi et L’Oiseau. The next film to be brought to Japan by Ghibli will be My Love by Aleksandr Petrov, to be […]
Time Asia has posted a feature on “60 Years of Asian Heroes,” naming the most influential figures in Asian history for the past 6 decades. One of the 60 is Hayao Miyazaki, described as, “Walt Disney, Steven Spielberg and Orson Welles combined, with a dash of Claude Monet in his sumptuous landscapes and more than […]
A profile in the New York Times reveals the trials that Goro Miyazaki has endured since the release of Gedo Senki (Tales from Earthsea) (registration required), including critical comments by Earthsea author Ursula K. LeGuin and the inevitable comparisons to his father, renowned animation director Hayao Miyazaki.